Matt Wood Named Senior Vice President of First Transit for East Region

FOR RELEASE September 18, 2009
Contact: Maureen Richmond
Timothy Stokes
Matt Wood Named Senior Vice President of First Transit for East Region
CINCINNATI—First Transit President Brad Thomas is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Wood as Senior Vice President. Effective October 1, 2009, he will be responsible for overseeing transit services in the East Region. 
“Matt’s experience and the positive work he has done in his current position makes him an ideal candidate,” Thomas said. “I am eager to see what new and innovative direction he takes us in down the road.”
Wood has more than 14 years of transportation experience, including 10 with First Transit where he currently serves as the senior vice president of the Transit Management Division.
“With this move, I look forward to building upon the East Region’s continued success,” Wood said. “Providing safe, reliable and sustainable transportation to our customers will remain our top priority.”  
In addition, Wood serves on First Transit’s Executive Management Committee and is a member of the American Public Transportation Association where he serves on their Paratransit Call Center Best Practice workgroup.

About First Transit

First Transit, Inc., part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. In 2008, FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s highest award for safety. With more than 51 years of experience, First Transit provides operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit